The folks over at Liberty Teller are expanding their regional network of bitcoin ATMs with the introduction of their latest operated device installed inside of the MIT COOP retail store in Kendall Square.
“We are pleased to bring our bitcoin ATM to Kendall Square’s vibrant tech and startup community which is home to Google, Facebook, Twitter, MIT, and the Cambridge Innovation Center among others. Along with the MIT Bitcoin Project ($500K giveaway), the public launch of Circle, and an increasing number of local merchants accepting bitcoin, Cambridge/Boston is showing the world that it is a tour de force when it comes to fintech innovation,” said Liberty Teller co-founder Chris Yim.
The President of Harvard/MIT COOP sees the move as sensible, given the location of the neighborhood, saying, “The MIT COOP is very excited to be partnering with Liberty Teller in offering a bitcoin exchange kiosk to the Kendall Square community. It’s appropriate that one of the few kiosks in the country is located here.”
This is now the third location in the area that is seeing a Liberty Teller install (who operated Lamassu-manufactured machines). The first (which is said to be the first in the United States) was initially installed inside Boston’s South Station.
Other locations include Harvard Square and Central Square.
“We continue to focus on building the local ecosystem,” says co-founder Kyle Powers. “Since we started a few months ago, we’ve welcomed a lot of new bitcoiners and bitcoin-accepting merchants to the community. There are now local merchants directly accepting bitcoin for payment for everything from dumplings to cocktails to tax advice. We are still in the very early days, but momentum is strong.”